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February 15, 2010 issue. This file presents an archive copy of the issue of the FYI France ejournal, ISSN 1071-5916, which was distributed via email on February 15, 2010.
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Here this file is one of a number made available -- hopefully attractively, all in one place, and relevant to libraries and online digital information work in France and Europe -- as part of FYI France (sm)(tm), an online service to which anyone can subscribe for 12 months by postal mailing a check for US $45, payable to Jack Kessler, to PO Box 460668, San Francisco, California, USA 94146 (site licenses also are available): please write your email address on the front of your check. And you can pay via PayPal, on the FYI France homepage:
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Anyone in or around the Cher département of France, or who knows it well, or is interested in the region:
-- the following is a list of the libraries I've been able to locate in Le Cher, most now being or becoming very "digital" -- links & more available at, http://www.fyifrance.com/fyi1plib.htm --
Le Cher! :-)
-- please contact me regarding other libraries in the Cher, and I'll add them to my lists -- simply town names or any other minimal information, I'll do the research.
The entries, too, targeted by the above list, are designed to be interesting & useful to anyone in or around or knowledgeable about the Cher, or who might be on their way there for a visit -- so if I've left some relevant datum out please let me know?
I plan to provide addresses, terrestrial and virtual, and geo-locations if & as GoogleEarth & Wikimapia conventions for same ever settle down -- the latter seem to change daily, for now, in the Digital Age of Incunabula frenzy -- also Collections details and in selected cases a little local color & interest.
The Cher region is a beautiful one, with long histories. For example Sancerre produces some of my favorite wines, and its local noble family's Stephen I was the young blade who famously rejected Princess Sibylla of Jerusalem, and her Kingdom, during the Crusades, presumably because he preferred the Upper Loire Valley to the Levant -- or maybe it was Sibylla herself, reputedly a handful... according to Hollywood and Orlando Bloom, anyway, in "The Kingdom of Heaven" (2005)...
If I could provide wine & cheese samples for this particular region I would, but those still are beyond Internet digital capacities, for now... some day we'll just FTP'em... n-dimensional binary transfers, in olfactory mode...
But if I'm leaving something already-available out, now, which would be useful -- something librarianly, or Information-related or Internet-related or of Digital Library interest -- maybe some unknown "treasure" hidden in a tiny local Collection, somewhere in the Cher, as France so often offers -- then let me know.
French wine & cheese & "treasures" still are best-sampled in person, I suppose -- en depit de all of the internauterie that they have there now.
Happy day-after-Valentine's Day to friends in frozen France -- from a warm & sunny morning in Californie la Belle, malheureusement located far from le Cher.
Jack Kessler, firstname.lastname@example.org
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